Tag: Frank Welsch

Jan 19, 2021 - 04:00 pm

Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department.

Feb 9, 2017 - 09:49 am

Frank Welsch, Koji Sato.

Frank-Welsch“The after-treatment system is as expensive as the engine itself. To add a diesel in the Polo, it is 25 percent of the car itself.”

Frank Welsch, VW’s head of research and development, explains why he discontinued small diesel engine development (also see news). The decision comes in the wake of the diesel fraud and stricter emission regulations.

Koji-Sato“Lexus is a pioneer of hybrid systems and perhaps we have a role to show that hybrid has more capability now.”

Lexus’s chief engineer Koji Sato is thinking of a performance version of the LC sports car once the LC 500 and LC 500h will have launched. It seems like it may be a hybrid.

Jan 11, 2017 - 08:59 am

Jurgen Stackmann, Alan Batey, Frank Welsch.

Juergen-Stackmann“One million looked at today is an optimistic view, but the view I have is very different. The technology will get acceptance if the whole package is accepted. ”

Volkswagen sales boss Jurgen Stackmann knows that the goal of selling one million EVs per year from 2025 may seem unattainable at this point, but he is certain that electric cars will become a mainstream choice in the coming years, making the “one million” a real possibility.

Alan-Batey“We’re in business to make money and we need to put vehicles into markets where we believe there’s a commercial opportunity. Planting a flag just so that you can stand at a show and say ‘look, we’re global, we sell it anywhere,’ that’s not something that really excites me. ”

General Motors North American boss Alan Batey says, Australians will be left wanting. He confirmed that there will be no right-hand version of the Chevrolet Bolt for the market Down Under.

Frank-Welsch“More than half of all the models definitively planned on this architecture are not Volkswagens.”

VW development chief Frank Welsch explains that the VW Group’s MEB platform is drawing interest from other VW brands that want to use it to construct their own electric vehicles.


Mar 17, 2016 - 09:30 am

Frank Welsch, Bernhard Maier.

Frank-Welsch“Today these cars are super-powerful, have torque from hell and use all-wheel drive. Electric drivetrains could deliver that.”

Volkswagen’s head of technology Frank Welsch wants to see the FIA World Rally Championship to go fully electric because of the above reasons. Apparently, talks with the organisers are already under way.

Bernhard-Maier“There is no alternative to electrification. We have to tackle it.”

We could not agree more with Skoda chairman Bernhard Maier. And really, what else is there to add.

Found on electrive.com
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